Connor graduated from Virginia Tech with a B.S. in Biology and Biochemistry in 2014, and joined the lab as a technician for two years. Now a fifth-year PhD Candidate in the Cohen and Song Labs at UNC Chapel Hill, Connor studies astrocytes and inhibitory networks in Alzheimer’s Disease. Connor is also interested in the interactions between the environment, genetics, and behavior in mood disorders and neurodegenerative diseases. He manages the lab website and a science communication website, Straight from a Scientist (SFS). Outside of the lab, he enjoys hiking, swimming, graphic design, gaming, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, paintball and caring for his various reptiles.